Church Papers; Sundry Essays In Subjects Relating To The Church And Christian Society

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byLeonard Woolsey Bacon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. It is neither the request of friends nor the demand of the public that induces me to print these Church Papers in a volume. The public has taken a transient interest in some of them, as they have appeared in various periodicals, and has promptly forgotten them. As for my friends, I must do them the justice to believe that if they had been consulted they would generally have agreed in advising me to save my money for some better use than printing a book which nobody will buy, which very few will read, and which hardly any one will approve. I may as well confess to myself that it is these very considerations that induce this publication. With a most willing heart for any the humblest work that may present itself to me as a minister of Jesus Christ, I find no way of service open to me, nor any near likelihood of any. In my unwilling seclusion, therefore, I have decided to put some of my thoughts on the social relations of Christianity into such a shape that they may reach the eye, not of the public--that is beyond my hopes--but of some of those whose high privilege it is to speak to the public and be heard. As I glance over the file of proof-sheets, I regret the things left out. I wish I could add a page or two to Article II, concerning the Historic Unity of the Church, and the Succession of Authority in its Ministry. I wish that, out of the depth of a very painful experience, I could add something of tender earnestness to the appeal, in Article V, against the wickedness--the unconscious wickedness--of a policy of wanton schism. I wish I could re-state the substantial arguments of Articles IV and VII in a more plain and sober form, for the benefit of those who caunot see a grave thought under a satiric surface. And I wish I could give, in a postscri...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. It is neither the request of friends nor the demand of the public that induces me to print these Church Papers in a v...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217813577

ISBN - 13:9780217813570

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